Sayed Hashem returned to the role of Director of the Office of Internal Audit and Investigations (OIAI) in 2020 after a period as Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa. He joined the IFRC in 2003 and was appointed OIAI in 2008. Under his leadership, the IFRC created the Audit Risk Committee (2007), elevated to Commission by the General Assembly (2015).

Sayed is a seasoned executive with 25 years’ management experience. He has spent most of his management working carrier in large charitable, humanitarian and not-for-profit organisations, including the Post Office Cooperation (UK) and the British Red Cross Society.

A dual national of Egypt and United Kingdom, Sayed is fluent in Arabic and English.